Doctor’s Orders blog

Guest Dr. Sandy Sachs And Superfoods

Posted by on March 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Rex Stevens and Adam Melhuse are in studio with special guest and fellow SLO Wellness Chiropracter Dr. Sandy Sachs, who talks about how he “Lives The Run” in his own life. Virginia of Vert Foods teaches us some new tricks on how to add superfoods as a part of our diet. Check out the Podcast [...]

5.16.12 Episode on Brain Health

Posted by on May 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

For those who missed last night’s incredible show, you missed an educational and hopeful discussion with Dr. Brandon Brock, Functional Neurologist, regarding brain health and aging, trauma, concussions, nutrition, inflammation and more. Just tune in and you will hear why Dr. Brock is asked to speak all over the world on how to help patients [...]

Doctor’s Orders: Stretching Out Your Shoulder Pain

Posted by on October 3, 2011 at 12:05 am

After a long run many runners have tightness in their shoulders.  Some of the causes of this include a tight rotator cuff, shoulder capsule, upper trapezius, or pectoralis minor.  Many of the activities we do every day are with our arms out in front of us, whether its working at a computer, driving, carrying and [...]

Doctor’s Orders: Hamstring Help

Posted by on August 29, 2011 at 12:02 am

Many people complain of tightness in the hamstrings. Dysfuncitonal and tight hamstrings can cause varied symptoms including lower back, knee, and hip pain. Recently, I had a runner come in with pain in the front of her knee. After an evaluation, it was determined that much of her issue was found in her hamstring, especially [...]

Doctor’s Orders: Achilles Tendon and Calf Pain Relief

Posted by on August 4, 2011 at 12:02 am

I recently have seen an influx of runners complaining of Achilles tendon and calf pain.  Achilles tendon pain can be the result of: • Excessive training volume • Excessive pronation of the medial longitudinal arches • Improper running technique • Running on uneven surfaces • Improper/worn footwear • Weakness/imbalance of lower extremity musculature Most commonly [...]

Doctor’s Orders: Lower Back or Hip Pain? Stretch your Psoas People!

Posted by on July 12, 2011 at 12:02 am

In my office I have recently seen many runners complaining of lower back and front of the hip pain, especially after long runs. Because of this I have spent a lot of time thinking about and releasing one specific muscle, the Psoas (pronounced “soh-as”). This muscle begins on either side of your spine in the [...]

Doctor’s Orders: Leg, Knee, or Foot Issues? Try This Hip Trick

Posted by on June 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Runners come into my office with a variety of different lower extremity and leg issues. Please understand that just because you have pain in your knee, it does not necessarily mean the problem is based in your knee.  That is just part of the way your body is adapting to the loads that you put upon [...]